An August 2001 trip
to California by American
Quote: A look at the zoos of California from San Francisco to San Diego and everything in between
Another form of transportation is the Skyfari skride. Although it is a great way to travel,the sky fari does not offer a view of the animals below. (Skyfari and guided tour tickets can be bought with pakage admissions at the gate or seperatly at the attractions themselves) This amazing zoo is well worth the high admission cost. If you will be visiting the San Diego Wild Animal Park buy the combo ticket available at the gate. Good luck to those of you visiting this world class institution.
The grasslands are filled with different herbivores such as rhinos, giraffes, antelope, and buffalo. The train, although not going into exhibit, still provides great views. (Driving tours through the grasslands are available by reservation.)The train is best taken in the late afternoon to evening when the animals tend to be more active. The park also features several walk through sections.
Condor Ridge is a new exhibit featuring the recently saved from extiction California Condor. A large botanical section is nearby. The Spectactular Heart of Africa showcasing the wonders of that continent is a masterfully done exhibit. The Kilamanjaro walking trail connects the top and bottom of the park and features spectacular views of the grassland areas. The Wild Animal Park is a terriffic idea that is well done. It is in opinion better than the zoo but the zoo is probably best if you can only visit one of the two. If you are visiting both it's probably best to buy the combination ticket available at the entrence to both attractions.
Los Angeles Zoo
5333 Zoo Drive
Los Angeles, California 90027
Ft. Washington, Pennsylvania